We've just had a lovely roast lamb dinner with a chilled rose wine, cooked to perfection by DH. (He'll get his reward later!). But just now I NEED a Cream Slice, and the local supermarket has closed. If I call 999, do you think they can open up Sainsbury's for me?
Better idea would be to call a minicab and ask them to go and get you one.
(A friend of mine once called a minicab because she was on her own in the house apart from a huuuuuuuuuge spider. When the driver turned up she gave him £5 and said, I don't want to go anywhere but can you please deal with the spider?)
Me and my friends have been known to ring a emergency number local taxi firm and get them to collect alcohol and bring it to us. They do not overcharge for this service and would cost you less than an unnecessary 999 call. although I realise this is a genuine emergency